• synonyms


  1. separated; disunited.
  2. Entomology. disjunct(def 3).
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Origin of disjoined

First recorded in 1565–75; disjoin + -ed2
Related formsun·dis·joined, adjective


verb (used with object)
  1. to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become disunited; separate.
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Origin of disjoin

1475–85; Middle English disjoinen < Old French desjoindre < Latin disjungere, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + jungere to join
Related formsdis·join·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for disjoined

detach, dislocate, luxate

Examples from the Web for disjoined

Historical Examples of disjoined

  • Its old logs, disjoined and askew, were all but on the ground.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase

  • I would not be disjoined from you for a moment, for all the world.

  • They are not, indeed, conjoined with the blessed, but they are disjoined from them by the law of order.

    The City of God, Volume II

    Aurelius Augustine

  • These words mean, in reference to things, either that they are conjoined or that they are disjoined.


    George Grote

  • This is called a "Disjoined predicate" (disigita predikato).

British Dictionary definitions for disjoined


  1. to disconnect or become disconnected; separate
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Derived Formsdisjoinable, adjective
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